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Old 02-04-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hey guys im a newbie to the site, got a question I just got done with my first AR I built a 16" 5.45x39 smith and wesson upper with a olympic arms lower. Dpms collapsable stock, and collapsable grip. I am curious to what brand and or power or scope to get, and or should a just go with a red dot this is my first rifle so im really not sure which way to go.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:02 AM   #2
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hey welcome to the forum
well since its a 16" i would think it would be better for CQB
if you wanted sub moa accuracy and to scope it you should have gone with a 20" barrel
i would say go with a red dot
you can go as cheap as a simmons or as expensive as an eotech
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Hey guys im a newbie to the site, got a question I just got done with my first AR I built a 16" 5.45x39 smith and wesson upper with a olympic arms lower. Dpms collapsable stock, and collapsable grip. I am curious to what brand and or power or scope to get, and or should a just go with a red dot this is my first rifle so im really not sure which way to go.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:27 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forum Matt - What are you looking to do with the weapon?

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Old 02-05-2009, 07:02 AM   #5
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well since its a 16" i would think it would be better for CQB
You can still hit accurately out to 500 meters (depending on your skill level). You will get better terminal ballistics out of a longer bbl at longer ranges, but for all intesive puproses the OP will find that his 16" rifle will acomplish anything he is trying to do with it.

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Most of the shooting ill be doing will be around the farm shooting homemade targets and the occasional coyote. No real long range shooting prolly the farthest 125 yards.

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Well Matt, at those distances, standard open sights would suit you fine, but a good, low power scope would be ideal. You don't need anything big. A 1 to 4 power variable scope would fit nicely and give you the abilty to reach out a little further without getting too narrow of a field of vision to lose sight of those 'yotes.

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If you end up going with a 1x4 variable take a look at the the Millet DMS-1 (got mine form SWFA for 199.99 plus shipping). Havent got the mount yet but have heard nothing but good things about it

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